Post-Graduation Outcomes

The University of Cincinnati's Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education, in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Research, presents data on post-graduation outcomes by degree type and by college, to assist prospective students in planning for their future.

We present the percentages of graduates who are employed, not employed, not seeking employment, or continuing their education at the time of data collection, along with the three-year average salary.

In accordance with guidelines set by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), data is collected six months to one year after degree or certificate completion using national and state databases and surveys.

2019-2020

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

Employment Status and Salary Reports

Accessible Employment Status Reports

Definitions

We use the most current definitions per the National Center for Education Statistics' Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) glossary.

Definitions of Terms in Post-Graduation Outcomes Tables
Term Definition
Associate An award that normally requires at least 2 but less than 4 years of full-time equivalent college work.
At least one-year but less than two-year award An award that requires completion of an organized program of study at the postsecondary level (below the baccalaureate degree) designed for completion in at least 900 but less than 1,800 clock hours, or in at least 30 but less than 60 semester or trimester credit hours, or in at least 45 but less than 90 quarter credit hours. Beginning in 2020-21, references to academic year equivalencies were removed from all levels of subbaccalaureate certificates.
At least two-year but less than four-year award An award that requires completion of an organized program of study at the postsecondary level (below the baccalaureate degree) designed for completion in 1,800 or more clock hours, or 60 or more semester or trimester credit hours, or 90 or more quarter credit hours. Beginning in 2020-21, references to academic year equivalencies were removed from all levels of subbaccalaureate certificates.
Baccalaureate An award (baccalaureate or equivalent degree, as determined by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education) that normally requires at least 4 but not more than 5 years of full-time equivalent college-level work. This includes all bachelor's degrees conferred in a 5-year cooperative (work-study) program. A cooperative plan provides for alternate class attendance and employment in business, industry, or government; thus, it allows students to combine actual work experience with their college studies. Also includes bachelor's degrees in which the normal 4 years of work are completed in 3 years.
CCM University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music
DAAP University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
Doctoral - Professional A doctor's degree that is conferred upon completion of a program providing the knowledge and skills for the recognition, credential, or license required for professional practice. The degree is awarded after a period of study such that the total time to the degree, including both pre-professional and professional preparation, equals at least six full-time equivalent academic years. Some of these degrees were formerly classified as first-professional and may include: Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.); Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.); Law (J.D.); Medicine (M.D.); Optometry (O.D.); Osteopathic Medicine (D.O); Pharmacy (Pharm.D.); Podiatry (D.P.M., Pod.D., D.P.); or, Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.), and others, as designated by the awarding institution.
Doctoral - Research A Ph.D. or other doctor's degree that requires advanced work beyond the master's level, including the preparation and defense of a dissertation based on original research, or the planning and execution of an original project demonstrating substantial artistic or scholarly achievement. Some examples of this type of degree may include Ed.D., D.M.A., D.B.A., D.Sc., D.A., or D.M, and others, as designated by the awarding institution.
Knowledge Rate Of all members of a group, the portion or percent for whom we have reliable data.
Less than one-year award An award that requires completion of an organized program of study at the postsecondary level (below the baccalaureate degree) designed for completion in at least 300 but less than 900 clock hours, or in at least 9 but less 30 semester or trimester credit hours, or in at least 13 but less than 45 quarter credit hours. Beginning in 2020-21, this award level category was one of two added options for reporting certificates of less than one academic year in length.
Masters An award that requires the successful completion of a program of study of at least the full-time equivalent of 1 but not more than 2 academic years of work beyond the bachelor's degree. Some of these degrees, such as those in Theology (M.Div., M.H.L./Rav) that were formerly classified as "first-professional," may require more than two full-time equivalent academic years of work.
N<5 Too few data points to provide a reliable figure.
N/A Not applicable
Not Seeking Not seeking employment
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate An award that requires completion of an organized program of study beyond the bachelor's. It is designed for persons who have completed a baccalaureate degree, but does not meet the requirements of a master's degree. NOTE: Even though Teacher Preparation certificate programs may require a bachelor's degree for admission, they are considered subbacalaureate undergraduate programs, and students in these programs are undergraduate students.
Post-Masters Certificate An award that requires completion of an organized program beyond the master's degree, but does not meet the requirements of academic degrees at the doctor's level.